Bend ovah Mass residents

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    From the incompetent Mass administration..

     

    A new report from the board of the Massachusetts Transportation Department says the state transportation system needs $1 billion-plus in new annual revenue and outlines a wide range of possible new taxes and fees to raise the money, including possible increases in the gas tax, sales tax, and income tax.

    “We cannot adequately pay for the transportation system we have today, and the improved statewide system that our customers want is one we definitely cannot afford without additional funding,” the board said in releasing the report, “The Way Forward: A 21st-Century Transportation Plan.”

    To fully fund operations and implement its plan, the document said, the state will need to raise an average of $1.02 billion per year in new revenue in the next 10 years.

    The plan discusses a number of “options and recommendations for raising new revenues that have been proposed by the public and municipal leaders,” saying the Transportation Department and the Legislature should “consider these and other revenue options.”

    The options included: a new 0.16 percent transportation payroll tax that employers would pay on their employees’ wages; a 30-cent increase per gallon in the existing gas tax; an increase in the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent; and an increase in the state income tax from 5.25 percent to approximately 5.66 percent.

    Other possible revenue sources include a “green fee” that would be added to existing title and registration fees, and a vehicle-miles-traveled tax of 2.4 cents per mile that would collected at the annual safety inspection or by an onboard device.

    Revenues could also be raised by “a series of modest, regular increases to transportation fares, fees and tolls,” the report said. Other possiblities to raise money include installing tolls on major highways, tolls on car pool lanes, or developing congestion pricing, which would raise tolls during peak traffic periods.

     

    Thanks Patrick.



    Another billion? crikey.  what did they do with the last billion?

     
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    Um, the Mass transportation infrastructure has existed for literally longer than Patrick has been alive and its problems have been kicked from one admin to the next for years. 

     
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    44. Massachusetts

    In 2008, Massachusetts ranked 44th in the overall performance rankings, 

    the same as in 2007. It has 3,605 miles under the state-owned highway 

    system. Its best rankings were for rural Interstate condition (1st tie), 

    urban Interstate condition (1st tie) and fatality rate (1st). Its worst ratings 

    were for maintenance disbursements per mile (49th), administrative disbursements per mile (48th), 

    total disbursements per mile (48th), deficient bridges (45th) and capital and bridge disbursements 

    per mile (44th). 

     

    http://reason.org/files/19th_annual_highway_report.pdf

     
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    Um, the Mass transportation infrastructure has existed for literally longer than Patrick has been alive and its problems have been kicked from one admin to the next for years. 



    "infrastructure"...... the second favorite liberal buzzword, after "investment".

    "A new report from the board of the Massachusetts Transportation Department says the state transportation system needs $1 billion-plus in new annual revenue .."

    Has a government agency ever recommended that it needs less revenue?

     
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    Has a government agency ever recommended that it needs less revenue?




    Just the Pentagon.

     
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    A study commissioned by a CEO round table and the Boston Foundation estimates that the cumulative economic drain of reduced productivity, lost time, vehicle damage, freight delays, and other costs associated with failing to repair the state's cramped and crumbling highways could total $26 billion by 2030.

    The group endorses investment in transit as well as highways, and the cost of inaction would almost certainly be higher if the MBTA and other regional bus systems were allowed to continue to erode - forcing more transit riders onto the highways - but those costs are difficult to quantify with the same precision, the report's lead author said.

    But every dollar the state spends on transportation infrastructure yields $2.04 in immediate activity for the state economy, according to the report, through materials purchases and spending by construction workers who are employed. That's before the longer-term benefits of that highway or transit project even kick in.

    "This is potentially going to be a bold initiative - I hope that it is," said John Fish, founder and chief executive of Suffolk Construction and chairman of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, an organization of 15 prominent chief executives. "The business community really needs to take a hard look at this and understand that if we really want to be the best state in the union, this has to be a priority."

    The Massachusetts Competitive Partnership - which includes New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as well as the chief executives of Fidelity, Raytheon, Staples, and Partners HealthCare - and the Boston Foundation are not weighing in yet on specific taxes or a target amount. They acknowledge that new revenues will be necessary but are letting the administration take the lead.

    The report, prepared by the global infrastructure firm AECOM, will be released in full later this week, but the group shared a 17-page summary with the transportation secretary and the Globe.

    Davey said it lends new numbers to a case the administration is already making.

    "What the governor’s been saying the last couple years about transportation is that we need to invest in transportation not for transportation’s sake but because it’s the backbone of the economy,”

     

    http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/13/business-executives-call-beacon-hill-act-boldly-fix-state-tattered-transportation-network/FG9elCawd7HpbAfSKWaMzI/story.html



    What a load of marlarkey.  Boston Foundation.  bunch of liberal CEO's rubberstamping more spending.  What a shocka.

    Crumbling roads and bridges.  I've been hearing that since junior high, taxes go up, but nothing ever seems to get fixed.

    Hey, maybe we will move  from the 44th most effective to the 43 most effective based on this.

     
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    Re: Bend ovah Mass residents

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    What a load of marlarkey.  Boston Foundation.  bunch of liberal CEO's rubberstamping more spending.  What a shocka. Crumbling roads and bridges.  I've been hearing that since junior high, taxes go up, but nothing ever seems to get fixed. Hey, maybe we will move  from the 44th most effective to the 43 most effective based on this.




    Heh, heh, heh...ya sure thing spanky.

     

     

    Daniel O'Connell
    President & CEO
    Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

     

    John F. Fish
    Chairman of the Board
    Founder, President & CEO

    Suffolk Construction

    Jack M. Connors Jr.
    Co-founder and Former Chairman
    Connors Family Office

    Roger W. Crandall
    President & CEO
    Mass Mutual Financial Group

    Charles K. Gifford
    Chairman Emeritus
    Bank of America

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb
    President & CEO
    Partners HealthCare

    Abigail Johnson
    President, Fidelity Investments
    Personal and Workplace Investing Fidelity Investments

    Edmund F. Kelly
    Chairman
    Liberty Mutual

    Robert K. Kraft
    Founder, Chairman & CEO
    The Kraft Group

    Joseph L. Hooley
    President & CEO
    State Street Corporation

    Thomas J. May
    President & CEO
    Northeast Utilities

    Robert L. Reynolds
    President & CEO
    Putnam Investments

    Ronald L. Sargent
    Chairman & CEO
    Staples

    Laura Sen
    President & CEO
    BJ’s Wholesale Club

    William H. Swanson
    Chairman & CEO
    Raytheon

    Joseph M. Tucci
    Chairman, President & CEO
    EMC



    Skeeter sees liberals every where.  The progressive conspiracy infiltrates even the Patriots football team...  They are probably under his bed too... but he is too afraid to look.

     
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    What a load of marlarkey.  Boston Foundation.  bunch of liberal CEO's rubberstamping more spending.  What a shocka. Crumbling roads and bridges.  I've been hearing that since junior high, taxes go up, but nothing ever seems to get fixed. Hey, maybe we will move  from the 44th most effective to the 43 most effective based on this.




    Heh, heh, heh...ya sure thing spanky.

     

     

    Daniel O'Connell
    President & CEO
    Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

     

    John F. Fish
    Chairman of the Board
    Founder, President & CEO

    Suffolk Construction

    Jack M. Connors Jr.
    Co-founder and Former Chairman
    Connors Family Office

    Roger W. Crandall
    President & CEO
    Mass Mutual Financial Group

    Charles K. Gifford
    Chairman Emeritus
    Bank of America

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb
    President & CEO
    Partners HealthCare

    Abigail Johnson
    President, Fidelity Investments
    Personal and Workplace Investing Fidelity Investments

    Edmund F. Kelly
    Chairman
    Liberty Mutual

    Robert K. Kraft
    Founder, Chairman & CEO
    The Kraft Group

    Joseph L. Hooley
    President & CEO
    State Street Corporation

    Thomas J. May
    President & CEO
    Northeast Utilities

    Robert L. Reynolds
    President & CEO
    Putnam Investments

    Ronald L. Sargent
    Chairman & CEO
    Staples

    Laura Sen
    President & CEO
    BJ’s Wholesale Club

    William H. Swanson
    Chairman & CEO
    Raytheon

    Joseph M. Tucci
    Chairman, President & CEO
    EMC



    And, what tells you they are not liberal, or at least democrats?

     
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    And, what tells you they are not liberal, or at least democrats?




    The fact that you think they are.

 
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    What a load of marlarkey.  Boston Foundation.  bunch of liberal CEO's rubberstamping more spending.  What a shocka. Crumbling roads and bridges.  I've been hearing that since junior high, taxes go up, but nothing ever seems to get fixed. Hey, maybe we will move  from the 44th most effective to the 43 most effective based on this.




    Heh, heh, heh...ya sure thing spanky.

     

     

    Daniel O'Connell
    President & CEO
    Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

     

    John F. Fish
    Chairman of the Board
    Founder, President & CEO

    Suffolk Construction

    Jack M. Connors Jr.
    Co-founder and Former Chairman
    Connors Family Office

    Roger W. Crandall
    President & CEO
    Mass Mutual Financial Group

    Charles K. Gifford
    Chairman Emeritus
    Bank of America

    Dr. Gary Gottlieb
    President & CEO
    Partners HealthCare

    Abigail Johnson
    President, Fidelity Investments
    Personal and Workplace Investing Fidelity Investments

    Edmund F. Kelly
    Chairman
    Liberty Mutual

    Robert K. Kraft
    Founder, Chairman & CEO
    The Kraft Group

    Joseph L. Hooley
    President & CEO
    State Street Corporation

    Thomas J. May
    President & CEO
    Northeast Utilities

    Robert L. Reynolds
    President & CEO
    Putnam Investments

    Ronald L. Sargent
    Chairman & CEO
    Staples

    Laura Sen
    President & CEO
    BJ’s Wholesale Club

    William H. Swanson
    Chairman & CEO
    Raytheon

    Joseph M. Tucci
    Chairman, President & CEO
    EMC



    Skeeter sees liberals every where.  The progressive conspiracy infiltrates even the Patriots football team...  They are probably under his bed too... but he is too afraid to look.



    Well, they are liberal.  Founded by liberal democrats, pursuing liberal ideas, financing part of the democrat conventionhe staffed with former Harvard professors.  Heck, the only thing missing from their website is how to contribute to Obama.

     

     

     

    Land the formpresident is is a registered lobbyist with the state.  I am SURE that makes him a conservative.

     

    oh, and grogan, the president for the last ten years, only donates to democrats, including the senator from France, John f Kerry.

     
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    Seems the new president, Fish, was a big contributor to joe kennedy, and also only donated to democrats.

     

    seems I'm winning this argument running away.

     
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    Oops. The last guy was chairman of the board.

    turns out o'connell, the president, ALSO a big contributor to joe Kennedy, and a big democrat supporter.

    And he gave bigtime to Warren.

     

    are you still going to claim these guys are big business conservatives?

    i think it is game, set, match.  The Boston foundation is just another liberal group representing liberal interests.

     
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    And, what tells you they are not liberal, or at least democrats?




    Ya, I guess you're probably right, whacko wingnuts are just too dang ideologically ignorant and lack the business savy to run some of the largest and most successful companies in the country.

     

     



    Funny.  I catch you in your own bias, not recognizing that've Boston foundation is a left wing ideological organization and you try to flip it around.  I guess I might try the same if I was so soundly humiliated by a wing nut.

     
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    Seems the new president, Fish, was a big contributor to joe kennedy, and also only donated to democrats. seems I'm winning this argument running away.




    Heh, heh, heh...yep, sure thing spanky...keep arguing with yourself and you're bound to win one once in awhile.

     

    Hilarious!!!!

     




    Your post smells like defeat!

    What is really hilarious is your bias that business people are conservative, then you post a gaggle of LIBERAL CEO's!

    You fail because your thinking, and I mean this as constructive advice, is bounded by what your WANT to think, not the facts in front of you.  For example, I read an article written by a liberal on gun control in the WSJ this morning, and I have to admit, he made some good points.

    Once you start looking at the facts, allow them to influence your opinion.  otherwise, you are stuck with the opinions you learned your sophmore year in college, and we know how useful that is.

     
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